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  1. #201
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    Quote Originally Posted by b-bear View Post
    ugh I found a dead mouse in my compost pile
    do you guys think I need to get rid of the whole bin? it's just a large trash bin sized one so it's not the end of the world, but trying to think thru the best/ easiest solution...
    Nah, it'll be fine, but why was it there? Poisoned? cat? raptor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCMtnHound View Post
    Macro-nutrient deficits shouldn’t cause such widespread or sudden issues, and producing symptoms in the foliage that can be traced back to the deficiency. Any idea what your pH is? Did you prep the soil any differently this year. Add anything like someone else’s compost or other soil additive? If you pull up a problem plant or two, what are the roots doing? Or perhaps are you putting weed and feed or other such additive on the lawn, then putting the lawn clippings in the compost?
    All new soil this year from Agway, some organic and some not certified organic but pretty good mix. I'm not thrilled with either of them though, in particular the organic one. It looks like the farm that made them used a lot of fruits and veggies in their compost and there's the little plastic stickers and packaging bits in it The problem plants are actually the ones in planter boxes and containers which were also cleaned before the new soil was put in. I used a mix of different organic fertlizers appropriate to the plants to be grown mixed into the soils at the start and then add a spoonful or two every few weeks. I need to check the pH again. I heard that maybe a magnesium deficiency would be causing the cukes to yellow and wither, drop the immature ones and appear to have gone dormant.

    I'm somewhat more inclined to think it's due to marginal quality store bought plants to get things started this year. They started out strong enough but didn't last. Next year everything will be started from seed over the winter indoors. I've talked to a couple of local farmers and will be getting seeds from them.

    Yesterday the damn moles started chowing on my tomatoes and actually knocked a whole branch off one of the plants dumping ~20 unripe ones on the ground and that drew every mole and squirrel in the neighborhood for a feast They've been decimating my lettuce too. Mole poison incoming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Minion View Post
    Nah, it'll be fine, but why was it there? Poisoned? cat? raptor?
    not sure how it got there. I went to water the pile and it was sitting there on top. it's a closed bin and there's a top so would not have been dropped by any of the raptors around
    I don't use poisons and my terrier kills mice, but this was outside his gated zone.
    It's almost like it went there to die
    It reminded me of the mice and Trash Heap from Fraggle Rock
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    these carnation poppies started growing in a container that had something else last year, I never planted them but they were pretty common here not long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post

    Yesterday the damn moles started chowing on my tomatoes and actually knocked a whole branch off. Mole poison incoming
    moth balls shoved down their hole.
    the kind the old folks put in their closet and drawers,
    not actual balls from moths, those nuts are just tiny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b-bear View Post
    ugh I found a dead mouse in my compost pile
    do you guys think I need to get rid of the whole bin? it's just a large trash bin sized one so it's not the end of the world, but trying to think thru the best/ easiest solution...
    nah all good - my compost welcomes all manner of organics.
    If you're worried mickey was a victim of poison, just pull him out. I wouldn't worry about 'contamination' in the rest of the heap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    moth balls shoved down their hole.
    Perfect. Thanks.

    Later this afternoon I went out and a chipmunk was chowing down on what's left of the broccoli. Little bugger split but then turned around and berated me for a few seconds before disappearing. These little bastards are literally eating my dinner then giving me shit. I'm gonna spray the shit out of everything with garlic and see how they like that.

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    First tomatoes of the season.
    Damn! Tastes like summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    First tomatoes of the season.
    Damn! Tastes like summer.
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    Oh, man... those 'maters make SUCH good caprese. I presume you whip up a batch of bruschetta with them occasionally as well? Mmmm... dammit. Now I'm hungry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by refried View Post
    these carnation poppies started growing in a container that had something else last year, I never planted them but they were pretty common here not long ago.

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    Can you make opium out of those? Asking for a friend...

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    I’ve got supports on the branches of my plum trees, but this one broke off anyway. Bumper crop this year; makes up for the two lonely peaches on my peach tree.

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    jesus christ thats an impressive haul of plums, and it's just one branch. what do you make with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterSmoove View Post
    jesus christ thats an impressive haul of plums, and it's just one branch. what do you make with them?
    My first thought as well. Lots of jam and wine?

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    Yeah, one hell of a crop this year; this is about 10% of one tree. I have no idea what we’re gonna do with them, we’ve never had this many. Lol

    Last year we pitted them, then mashed them into ice cube trays; once frozen, the cubes went into ziplocks. We’d put a couple cubes into smoothies every morning, along with a cube of mashed strawberries and a cube of mashed beets.

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    Hmm... wine actually sounds like a great idea. My wife and a friend of hers have been doing rhubarb wine; time to branch out.

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    frozen cubes for smoothies sounds good too. good way to preserve and keep more nutrition than canning. but hell yeah, make some plum wine.

    I'd get really fat making pies and frangipane tarts and plum cake every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterSmoove View Post
    I'd get really fat making pies and frangipane tarts and plum cake every day.
    Exactly what we’re trying to avoid. Lol

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    Time to harvest this tree.

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    Got tomatoes in the ground in mid march when it was 80 for a week here. Been pulling roughly this much off 4 plants every day for a few weeks now, freezing most to turn around and make a huge batch of salsaClick image for larger version. 

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    nice harvests gang
    around here I'm preparing for a frost tonight- lows of 31*
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    Anyone know that kind of tomaters these are?

    Coworker’s husband does some experimental horticulture and gave the sprout to me and I just threw it in the garden.

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    They look like Romas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyoverland Captive View Post
    They look like Romas.
    Thanks. Googled it they look like Romas for sure. They’ve just been green for weeks for some reason.


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    Quote Originally Posted by b-bear View Post
    nice harvests gang
    around here I'm preparing for a frost tonight- lows of 31*
    All my greens are turning red/brown/yellow. It was good while it lasted.

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